Ladybug Kristen and her circles. I have neither modged nor podged, and my only trip to a scrap-booking store was to purchase a burnishing tool that made straight creases in folded cardstock!
So, I woke up this morning reflecting: "I must MAKE something! What can I MAKE?"
Baby steps... Baby steps...
First I decided that I would MAKE some coffee. This is something I know how to do! But I didn't think that would count for Monday Made It.
I had to finish cutting the numbers that label the tables in my classroom. And I had four different tasks going at once--including a task of making a task list! After that effort, it was pretty clear that I could MAKE a mess.
You can tell from the picture above that I was formulating a plan...
A-Ha! I could add a little pizazz to my "Go Home" system. This is something I could MAKE and share. I acknowledge there is little more than printing, cutting and folding--but it's a start, right?
The folders initially come with little tabs. I have never figured out how to print on those, so I developed my own system. First I made a series of rectangles that matched the size of the tabs. Then I printed the names on what would be the bottom "half" of the rectangles, and then raised the print up just the tiniest bit. I run these off on cardstock because, once folded, the thickness makes them stay in the divider tabs without sliding out. I cut the name tags with the paper cutter. I confess that I cut inside the lines so there are no "edges" showing (That's just the OCD talking...)
Being obsessed with having all things cut and folded straight, I made a template the size of the tab and marked the center. then I used a
I fold the name tags and insert them into the divider tabs. I alternate the colors of the tabs and folders to make it easier for the kids to alphabetize (which seems to have become a vanishing skill).
I made a label--my first real creation with "digital papers." (After eleven tries, just the label could have been the subject of Made It Monday!) The paper is from Just Jens Creations. I attached the label with padded adhesive strips because the circles are a little raised above the surface of the box.
And now it's finished! The "Go Home" mailbox is ready to go, awaiting those first day papers to be taken home. And I finally have something to share for Made It Monday...
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